75% Food
(formerly The Rang Tang Barbecue Hour)

Now that Rang Tang Craft Barbecue has found our anchor location at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market it’s become obvious that there are a plethora of non-barbecue stories to be told—some of them not even food-related! So here we are, introducing…75% Food.

The first iteration of the podcast follows restaurant industry veterans L.R. (that’s me) and Andy on a research and development journey through Texas. Starting with Episode 16 we shift into 75% Food, an interview format featuring people in Colorado and beyond sharing stories of discovering and following their calling. We hope you find these people as inspiring as we do.

Episodes

Episode 016: Introducing 75% Food w guest host + guide on the path Ginny Muir

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Episode 016: Introducing 75% Food w guest host + guide on the path Ginny Muir
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Boulder coach & shaman Ginny Muir guides me (host L.R.) through the story of Rang Tang Craft Barbecue before we shift to Ginny's calling and deep work in service to others.

Episode 015: Emmet Barr • Buchi Café Cubano, Leadville CO

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Episode 015: Emmet Barr • Buchi Café Cubano, Leadville CO
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Emmet was 13 when he started his first job in the food industry; most of the next 37 years involved food in one way or another. This (longish) podcast is a survey of that lifetime of experience. If you've ever wondered what life is like in kitchens - or what it's like to find your purpose - you'll likely find this episode fascinating.

Episode 014: Michael Sullivan • A Mini Branding Masterclass

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Episode 014: Michael Sullivan • A Mini Branding Masterclass
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If your favorite part of the SuperBowl is analyzing the ads you'll love this interview with my friend Michael. He helped tighten up the Rang Tang type-driven logo and he designed our first trucker hat - I could listen to Michael talk design and branding all day and you probably could too. Check him out.

Episode 013: Road Trip Epiphany & Wrap-Up

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Episode 013: Road Trip Epiphany & Wrap-Up
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The trip comes full circle as we reflect on our intentions from the first episode and how they were (magically? nope.) fulfilled.

Episode 012: BRETT BOREN of BRETT'S BACKYARD BAR-B-QUE

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Episode 012: BRETT BOREN of BRETT'S BACKYARD BAR-B-QUE
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Another re-listen of a year-old interview that blew me away – Brett drops one knowledge bomb after another about how he has methodically built a continually-expanding barbecue joint

Episode 011: Evan LeRoy • Leroy & Lewis, Austin TX

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Episode 011: Evan LeRoy • Leroy & Lewis, Austin TX
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Evan LeRoy of Austin's LeRoy & Lewis talks about learning the bbq ropes and being everywhere that barbecue is being talked about.

Episode 010: Lockhart Barbecue & Moberg Smokers

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Episode 010: Lockhart Barbecue & Moberg Smokers
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Episode 009: Epic BBQ Saturday • Snow's & Brett's Backyard

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Episode 009: Epic BBQ Saturday • Snow's & Brett's Backyard
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5:30am wake-up call for one of the most famous barbecue joints in the country...with some bonus 'cue that was even better

Episode 008: Butter's BBQ Andrew Soto, Sinton TX

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Episode 008: Butter's BBQ Andrew Soto, Sinton TX
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BUTTER! aka Andrew Soto, owner of Butter's Barbecue in Mathis TX joined us for a meal and an interview in Houston. He's the man and I think it comes across in this interview - I LOVED listening to it again.

Episode 007: First Stahhjj

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Reason for the whole trip: L.R. and Andy work for 48 hours in unassuming 'cue joint Butter's

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Meet the Host

L.R.

L.R. Laggy

Howdy 🙂  In June 2020 I received a (figurative) download that I was supposed to start a barbecue restaurant. Not one to question that kind of message, over the next year I assembled a lot of gear and a little knowledge and in September 2021 I officially served my first food as Rang Tang Craft Barbecue.

Similar to taking a bite of overwhelmingly good barbecue, the act of podcasting marks a moment in time by bringing the people involved into the here and now. My hope is that the stories shared are entertaining, inspiring, and may even inform some aspect of your own life.

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